New Ways

It’s almost time to choose a new word for the year.  But before this year ends, I’d like to share some of the ways God has blessed me with my current word of the year — “ways.”  I have a whole notebook full of phrases, scriptures and quotes that use this word.  I have grown a lot in my relationship with the Lord.  It’s been a good way to see how He is speaking to me from year to year.  Click here to see my word for 2009, and some of the ways God used it that year.

Here are some of the quotes from this year’s journal for 2010:

I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to do well, who leads you in the WAY you should go.  — Isaiah 48:17

Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My WAY is hidden from the LORD: My cause is disregarded by my God?”  Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and HIs understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary…     –Isaiah 40:27-29a

During this time let God’s love shine upon your WAY; welcome the Lord in your heart and you shall rejoice. — Jerica, My Compassion International sponsored child in Kenya

His grace sometimes comes to us in WAYS we would never expect. — Chuck Swindoll, Old Testmament Characters (study guide), pg. 46-47

Let us test and examine our WAYS.  Let us turn back to the Lord.  — Lamentations 3:40

When God’s people are worried and concerned that their prayers are not being answered, how often we have seen Him working to answer them in a far greater WAY!  –L. B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert, 10/23

He holds the victory in store for the upright. He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the cause of the just and protects the WAY of His faithful ones.  –Proverbs 2:7-8

He made a WAY in the manager, a WAY through the Son.  Messiah, the promised before time had begun.  For God so loved this world though He knew what love would cost.  He made a WAY in a manager to make a WAY to the cross.  –Lee Black & Steve Merkel

We are full of sin.  So we come to you so you can put us back in the WAY.  –Haitian Prayer, from God is No Stranger, pg. 26

How happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His WAYS!  In this very WAY the man who fears the LORD will be blessed.  –Psalm 128:1, 4

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the WAY; walk in it.”  –Isaiah 30;21

Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this WAY.  –Matthew 11:26

I persecuted the followers of the WAY, handing some over to death.  –Paul, Acts 22:4

But some became stubborn, rejecting his message and publicly speaking against the WAY.  –Acts 19:9

The WAY of faith is very different than the WAY of law…  –Galatians 3:12

Before the WAY of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law.  We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the WAY of faith was revealed.  –Galatians 3:23

We believe we are all saved the same WAY, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus.  –Acts 15:11

Look!  I am sending my messenger and he will prepare the WAY before me.  Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to His Temple.  –Malachi 3:1

I have chosen the WAY of truth; I have set my heart on Your laws.  –Psalm 119:30

A Cheyenne Warrior fell here on June 25, 1876 while defending his homeland and the Cheyenne WAY of life.  –Memorial marker at the Battle of Little Big Horn

True goodness is not doing extraordinary things.  It is doing ordinary things in an extraordinary WAY…It is not a WAY of doing special things.  It is a special WAY of doing everything.  –David Roper, A Man to Match the Mountain, pg. 171-2

The only WAY genuine patience can be acquired is by enduring the very trials that seem so unbearable today.  Turn from your running and submit.  — L. B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert, 8/2

Stop at the crossroads and look around.  Ask for the old, godly WAY, and walk in it.  Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.  –Jeremiah 6:16

Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the WAY you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.  –1 Timothy 41:2b

The one who says it can’t be done should get out of the WAY of the one who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my WAYS higher than your WAYS and my thoughts than your thoughts.  –Isaiah 55:9

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load, whose forms are bending low; who toil along the climbing WAY with painful steps and slow; Look now, for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing.  O rest beside the weary road, and hear the angels sing!  –Edmund Sears (It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)

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